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New playground equipment for Spring Valley


Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Government



On February 23, the Spring Valley City Council met in regular session with all members in attendance. Following the Pledge of Allegiance and approval of February Accounts Payable, the council considered a proposal from Administrator Deb Zimmer that the city OK the purchase of new playground equipment. She explained that the city has grants for the equipment (a $6,000 grant from the Spring Valley Area Community Foundation, a $6,000 grant from the Fisher Foundation, and an expected $12,000 match from the city). She said the proposed purchase would replace the orange equipment at South Park which had been supplied by the Jaycees 25 or 26 years ago, and which is quite worn out.

And asked the city to consider approving the purchase of the “Option 2” equipment, which includes a large tube (the representative said he would try to get the tube included at no charge). Zimmer said this company was the supplier of the playground equipment currently in use at Grant Street and Spring Street. After brief discussion, the council voted unanimously to approve the purchase of the Option 2 equipment, at a cost of up to $22,000.

The council also approved an annual County Ambulance Agreement, which Zimmer said was identical to the agreement used in previous years. The floor was opened to visitors, and Jennifer Lang addressed the Council, saying that most members of the ambulance crew want to work cooperatively with the City, and she said that some comments in the newspaper are representing only a minority of the Ambulance Association, rather than the entire group.

In Department Head reports, Chad Hindt reported that wood had been cleared from the compost site, trees have been trimmed, and streets are being cleaned as weather allows. Tony Archer reported on behalf of Jenny Simon, saying that the library installed six new Dell desktops, and has implemented a new internet usage policy. Troy Lange reported that the fire department had a quiet month, and that agility tests are being completed on four new crew members. Zimmer reported the FEMA meeting regarding flood mitigation will be February 24. She also said she will attend one or two days of the MCFOA Conference being held March 18-20, and reminded the council about the Board of Review meeting, April 13 at 5:30 p.m.

Bill Bires and Mayor Struzyk both thanked the many Ambulance Association personnel for attending the meeting. Bires said, “I appreciate .....
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Spring Valley and Ambulance Association plan to meet

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The recent decision for disassociation between the Spring Valley Area Ambulance Association (SVAAA) and the city was the main topic at the February 9 meeting of the Spring Valley City Council. The SVAAA had submitted a request for a meeting betwe ..... 
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Spring Valley Council discusses industrial park expansion

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Government

On January 26, the Spring Valley City Council met for a regular meeting; all members were present. After approving minutes and approving January accounts payable, totaling $1,156.060.85. The Council approved the Proposed Single Family Home New C ..... 
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Busy agenda at Spring Valley City Council

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Government

All members of the Spring Valley City Council attended a regular meeting on January 12. Following the Pledge of Allegiance and call to order, the Council approved minutes of the previous meeting, and approved preliminary accounts payable for Ja ..... 
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Spring Valley approves 2015 budget

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Rich Wicks A regular meeting of the Spring Valley city council was held on December 8 at 6 p.m. Following the Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance, the council approved minutes of the previous meeting, and approved December preliminary accoun ..... 
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FEMA grant awarded to Spring Valley

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

A regular meeting of the Spring Valley city council was held on November 24. Members present included Todd Jones, Mayor Jim Sturzyk, Bill Bires, Jeff Vehrenkamp, and city administrator Deb Zimmer. The meeting was called to order at 6 p.m., followed ..... 
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Antique & coffee shop to open in Spring Valley

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

A brief regular meeting of the Spring Valley city council was held on Monday, November 10. Members present included mayor Jim Sturzyk, Tony Archer, Bill Bires, city administrator Deb Zimmer, and Todd Jones. Following the Pledge of Allegiance and ca ..... 
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Bid accepted for former elemenztary school property

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

A brief regular meeting of the Spring Valley City Council was held on October 13 at the Carnegie Building in Spring Valley. All members of the City Council attended (Mayor Jim Struzyk, Todd Jones, Tony Archer, Bill Bires, Jeff Vehrenkamp, and city ..... 
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New ambulance director selected for Spring Valley

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

A new ambulance director has been named for Spring Valley. Todd Jones informed the Council that Brett Rima of Thief River Falls has accepted the position starting Sept. 2. Previously an offer of employment had been made to Ryan Marking and he decli ..... 
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